Apart from the captive breeding and release efforts, The Peregrine Fund has sought creative solutions to problems associated with the restoration of this species. In South Texas, biologists place artificial nest structures in Aplomado Falcon habitat.
Post-consumer cereal box cardboard is used to construct the earrings. Print and images from the cardboard packaging is visible on the reverse of the earrings. Two layers of cardboard are sandwiched together to provide a sturdy base for the color image applied on the front. Light Weight and hung on on Surgical Steel Hangers Being made from paper, the earrings are light weight and comfortable to wear. Ear nuts to keep them from slipping out are provided.
Water Resistant, not water proof. Shellac is used to glue the layers of paper material together and and provides the nice shiney top coat for the finished product. Shellac is a natural product and a renewable resource that will protect the earrings from brief and intermittent exposures to water. It also protects the colors from fading by acting as a natural filter from UV light.